The median contractor rate for a Unix Administrator was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 481 555
Rank change year-on-year -57 +74  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Administrator 51 146 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.28% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.30% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 106 47
Median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £394 £369
% change year-on-year +1.58% +6.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +218.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +218.75%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 41139 48919 48101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.23% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26872 32291 29651
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1389 1923
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.07 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Unix Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Unix Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in England over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix Administrator in England

Unix Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -10 24 £395 -1.25% 1
London -24 14 £488 +8.33% 4
North West +41 7 £420 +86.66%
South West -1 3 £525 +40.00%
Yorkshire +23 1 - - 1
West Midlands +21 1 £388 +10.71% 2
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Unix Administrator
UK

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Unix Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Unix Administrator in the job title.

1 141 (100.00%) Unix
2 125 (88.65%) Linux
3 99 (70.21%) Red Hat
4 82 (58.16%) Solaris
5 75 (53.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 69 (48.94%) Finance
7 61 (43.26%) Veritas
8 58 (41.13%) SAN
9 54 (38.30%) Sun
10 53 (37.59%) Oracle
11 45 (31.91%) NAS
12 44 (31.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 38 (26.95%) Veritas File System
14 34 (24.11%) Enterprise Storage
15 33 (23.40%) High Availability
16 31 (21.99%) Perl
17 30 (21.28%) Change Management
17 30 (21.28%) Change Control
18 29 (20.57%) NFS
19 27 (19.15%) NetApp
20 25 (17.73%) Banking
20 25 (17.73%) VMware
20 25 (17.73%) LDAP
20 25 (17.73%) Puppet
21 24 (17.02%) HP
21 24 (17.02%) NetBackup
22 23 (16.31%) Symantec
22 23 (16.31%) EMC
23 22 (15.60%) Bash Shell
24 19 (13.48%) DNS

Unix Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.96%) Apache
2 5 (3.55%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.84%) JBoss
4 2 (1.42%) SAS
5 1 (0.71%) nginx
5 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.71%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.71%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.96%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (41.13%) SAN
2 45 (31.91%) NAS
3 25 (17.73%) LDAP
4 19 (13.48%) DNS
5 18 (12.77%) TCP/IP
6 15 (10.64%) SSH
7 14 (9.93%) FTP
8 10 (7.09%) iSCSI
9 9 (6.38%) Kerberos
10 6 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (4.26%) Ethernet
11 4 (2.84%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.13%) Firewall
12 3 (2.13%) Internet
13 2 (1.42%) DHCP
14 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
14 1 (0.71%) IPsec
14 1 (0.71%) Network Security
14 1 (0.71%) SMTP
14 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (2.84%) InterSystems Cache
2 4 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (0.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.71%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (12.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.84%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
General
1 69 (48.94%) Finance
2 25 (17.73%) Banking
3 17 (12.06%) Legal
4 11 (7.80%) Financial Institution
5 9 (6.38%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.13%) Law
7 1 (0.71%) Electronics
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Games
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.84%) SAML
2 3 (2.13%) LAMP
2 3 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (0.71%) COM
3 1 (0.71%) Flash
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 34 (24.11%) Enterprise Storage
2 14 (9.93%) Replication
3 12 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.80%) Clustering
5 7 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 6 (4.26%) EMC VNX
6 6 (4.26%) Symmetrix
7 5 (3.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.84%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.13%) Fintech
9 3 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (2.13%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.42%) CLARiiON
10 2 (1.42%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (1.42%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.71%) Online Games
11 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Unix
2 125 (88.65%) Linux
3 82 (58.16%) Solaris
4 75 (53.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (12.06%) AIX
6 14 (9.93%) SUSE
7 13 (9.22%) Windows
8 10 (7.09%) CentOS
9 8 (5.67%) HPUX
10 7 (4.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (4.26%) VMS
12 3 (2.13%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.71%) Debian
14 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.71%) Windows Server
14 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.40%) High Availability
2 30 (21.28%) Change Control
2 30 (21.28%) Change Management
3 19 (13.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (13.48%) Service Delivery
4 18 (12.77%) Problem Management
5 13 (9.22%) ITIL
6 11 (7.80%) Configuration Management
6 11 (7.80%) Load Balancing
7 10 (7.09%) Migration
8 9 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (5.67%) Kernel Tuning
9 8 (5.67%) Low Latency
10 7 (4.96%) Capacity Management
10 7 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.96%) ITIL V3
10 7 (4.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (4.26%) DevOps
11 6 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (3.55%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.99%) Perl
2 22 (15.60%) Bash Shell
3 17 (12.06%) Python
4 14 (9.93%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.38%) SQL
6 6 (4.26%) Korn
7 5 (3.55%) Java
8 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.42%) Bourne shell
9 2 (1.42%) C
9 2 (1.42%) C-shell
9 2 (1.42%) PHP
9 2 (1.42%) SystemTap
10 1 (0.71%) C++
10 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.13%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.42%) RHCE
5 1 (0.71%) Degree
5 1 (0.71%) RHCSS
5 1 (0.71%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.71%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (31.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 38 (26.95%) Veritas File System
3 29 (20.57%) NFS
4 18 (12.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 11 (7.80%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (4.96%) Active Directory
7 7 (4.96%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (4.26%) SRDF
9 5 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.84%) Samba
10 4 (2.84%) vSphere
11 3 (2.13%) GPFS
11 3 (2.13%) KVM
12 2 (1.42%) Hyper-V
12 2 (1.42%) RHEV
12 2 (1.42%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.71%) Gluster
13 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (17.73%) Puppet
2 24 (17.02%) NetBackup
3 17 (12.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 14 (9.93%) Nagios
5 10 (7.09%) Ansible
5 10 (7.09%) EMC Navisphere
6 9 (6.38%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.84%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.84%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (2.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.13%) OpenAM
10 2 (1.42%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.42%) BMC PATROL
10 2 (1.42%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle ZFS
10 2 (1.42%) vRealize
11 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 99 (70.21%) Red Hat
2 61 (43.26%) Veritas
3 54 (38.30%) Sun
4 53 (37.59%) Oracle
5 27 (19.15%) NetApp
6 25 (17.73%) VMware
7 24 (17.02%) HP
8 23 (16.31%) EMC
8 23 (16.31%) Symantec
9 15 (10.64%) Brocade
9 15 (10.64%) IBM
10 13 (9.22%) Cisco
11 5 (3.55%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.84%) ForgeRock
12 4 (2.84%) Microsoft
12 4 (2.84%) Splunk
13 3 (2.13%) CyberArk
13 3 (2.13%) Nimble Storage
13 3 (2.13%) SAP
14 2 (1.42%) SaltStack
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